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Quince vs Banana - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Quince and Banana?

  • Quince is richer in Vitamin C, Copper, and Iron, yet Banana is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Banana's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 25% higher.
  • Quince has 3 times more Iron than Banana. Quince has 0.7mg of Iron, while Banana has 0.26mg.

We used Quinces, raw and Bananas, raw types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Quince
3
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5
Banana
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +81.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 10% 20% 10% 32% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +237.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.4%
Contains more Potassium +81.7%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +275%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Quince
1
:
10
Banana
Contains more Vitamin C +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +817.5%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 2% 0% 29% 8% 17% 13% 21% 85% 15% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +817.5%
Contains more Folate +566.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Quince Banana
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Banana Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 20.24g Banana
Protein 0.4g 1.09g Banana
Fats 0.1g 0.33g Banana
Carbs 15.3g 22.84g Banana
Calories 57kcal 89kcal Banana
Starch g 5.38g Banana
Fructose g 4.85g Banana
Sugar g 12.23g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 2.6g Banana
Calcium 11mg 5mg Quince
Iron 0.7mg 0.26mg Quince
Magnesium 8mg 27mg Banana
Phosphorus 17mg 22mg Banana
Potassium 197mg 358mg Banana
Sodium 4mg 1mg Banana
Zinc 0.04mg 0.15mg Banana
Copper 0.13mg 0.078mg Quince
Vitamin A 40IU 64IU Banana
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Banana
Vitamin D IU 0IU Banana
Vitamin D µg 0µg Banana
Vitamin C 15mg 8.7mg Quince
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.031mg Banana
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.073mg Banana
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.665mg Banana
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.334mg Banana
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.367mg Banana
Folate 3µg 20µg Banana
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.5µg Banana
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Banana
Threonine mg 0.028mg Banana
Isoleucine mg 0.028mg Banana
Leucine mg 0.068mg Banana
Lysine mg 0.05mg Banana
Methionine mg 0.008mg Banana
Phenylalanine mg 0.049mg Banana
Valine mg 0.047mg Banana
Histidine mg 0.077mg Banana
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.112g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.032g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.073g Banana

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Quince Banana
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
7
Quince
16
Banana
Mineral Summary Score
13
Quince
13
Banana

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
2%
Quince
7%
Banana
Carbohydrates
15%
Quince
23%
Banana
Fats
0%
Quince
2%
Banana

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 12.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quince
Quince is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Banana
Banana contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Banana
Banana is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Banana
Banana is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/nutrients
  2. Banana - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173944/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.